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for the u.s. car company. in today's cover story, are budget talks in washington killing chrismas for retailers? plus, the winter trade. the sectors of the stock market that go up when temperatures drop. dairy dollars - how entrepreneurs can learn from the latest greek yogurt craze. what small businesses need to do now to prepare for 2013. first business starts now. you're watching first business: financial news, analysis, and today's investment ideas. good morning. it's tuesday, december 18th. i'm angela miles. in today's first look: soaring stocks. the dow rallied 100 points higher yesterday, with the other indices following suit along with gold and oil. oil was up on hopes of a budget deal out of washington. boeing's buying back $3.6 billion shares is getting trader buzz. the company is also pushing up its dividend by 10%. microsoft founder bill gates is upping his stake in in deere & company to 7% from 5.8%. deere closed last night at $86. in the fallout from the tragedy in newtown, connecticut, which remains on our minds, some interesting stats: reports say gun rights groups
-old nick pinto with a giants uniform. on capitol hill, the u.s. senate and the house of representatives observing moments of silence. with heavy hearts, signaling their grief. >> let each of us affirm we will keep in our hearts and honor those who fell. >> reporter: there is so much mourn in this town. local flower shops say they're running out of flowers, and there are so many more funerals in the coming days, including one tomorrow for a 6-year-old girl named jessica. jennifer davis, ktvu, channel 2 news. >>> the california teacher's pension fund is reviewing an investment a gun maker linked to the school shootings. they pledged money to a private equity firm. connecticut police where identified a bushmaster rifle as one of those used in the newtown massacre. they're discussing the investment with the private firm. >>> the massacre may be the reason why gun buy backs this weekend in oakland, and san francisco were the most successful they've ever had. who donated the money to buy back all of those guns, and how many they took off the streets. oakland, and san francisco police showed o
return. . >>> the most senior member of the u.s. senate, the giant of the senate, died today at 88. daniel inouye served since 1963 and almost completed 9 connective terms. before that he was a world war ii hero and medal of honor winner who lost a arm while charging towards a machine gun. according to his office his last words were aloha. >>> teen collapses collapses and dies and now her mother and a man is in custody. ktvu's patty lee is live in san francisco. >> reporter: homicide is in charge of this case because investigators found the circumstances suspicious. >> reporter: he was one of several witnesses who saw her collapse in broad day light in the sidewalk. >> she wasn't breathing and the ambulance came, when they took her away they were trying to revive her. >> reporter: he didn't heard she died till this afternoon and the news spread quickly. >> go away. go away. go away. >> reporter: are you okay? >> no, i am not. >> reporter: this woman blamed herself for not doing more to protect the girl who lived here with her sister and mother. >> family had issues. >> reporter: ba
like a lone wolf. that's cool. >>> a member of our u.s. military has a very special message for us. >> i'd like to say thank you to all of you who have sent me this awesome christmas stuff so that i can enjoy christmas in afghanistan just like you guys can back home. >> we believe this is dana anderson. it looks like she is in her bunk, maybe. she's serving in afghanistan, and she's saying, "thank you" to all of these people here's at home who have sent her christmas gifts, christmas presents. things to make her feel special, and she's incredibly thankful and wanted to say thank you. and she has something more for all of us. >> i decided by thanking you i'm going to sing a little christmas tune. >> she going to serenade us. she's going to sing "i'll be home for christmas." ♪ i'll be home for christmas you can count on me ♪ >> she's amazing. she has an incredible voice. >> what i really love is that she has christmas lights. i know how simple that may seem to some people, but her just having christmas lights and a hat has create add cozy atmosphere. >> we wish her a merry christ
to be breathing a sigh of relief in u.s. fiscal cliff negotiations. they finished the trading session with gains and in china anti-jaun, they -- and tie jaun they also -- taiwan they also posted gains. nasdaq, s&p 500, dow jones industrial average, they are all in pretty good ape and nasdaq is back above 3,000. >>> iphone owners are happy to have them back on their smart phones. there were more than 10 million beyond downloads to new maps since it was available. apple decided to drop the map but then the maps were harshly criticized and he offered alternatives. >> you have yours? >> yes. >> just imagine, television and twitter, working together. the new way twitter will measure how much television you are watching. >> plus workers will go on strike at oakland international airport. >>> get the top stories sent straight to your cell phone. get your morning wake-up call by texting the word wake up to 70123. hness of bleach. and free ourselves from worrying about the ones we love. new lysol power & free has more cleaning power than bleach. how? the secret is the hydrogen peroxide formula. it attack
. the white house said the speaker's plan-b will not pass the u.s. senate. so it will not protect -- because it will not protect middle school families. that statement says the president is hopeful both sides can still work out their differences and reach a solution. >>> and eight people including three firefighters were taken to the hospital after a hazmat situation overnight in redwood city. it happened on barron avenue. authorities say it appears people living in a mobile home set off a bug fogger that created those hazardous fumes. none of the injuries are believed to be serious. >>> 8:49. in the story you will see only on 2, another christmas tree has been stolen from a family's front yard. these trees have great sentimental value. pam cook has the story of one man trying to celebrate the season while also dealing with heartbreak. >> for. second time in two years, someone has stolen a living christmas tree from a home in vallejo. chuck reed planted three trees in honor of his grandson who died of cancer a few years ago right after christmas day. one of the trees died. and then the last
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